2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2012 1:53 PM by disabled_JackRodgers

    using container boxes



      using container boxes


      hi group

      when using container boxes to store pictures what happens:

      is the picture linked to the origonal?
      is the picture a copy of the origonal, so if it was edited on another copy record the new edited version will be different.
      if it is not linked where is it stored?
      do pictures fatten up the database i.e will the database become really big in MB and then become slow etc..

      regards Fluffy

        • 1. Re: using container boxes

          You can choose to either embed the image and it is part of the database and 'travels with it' if you move it around, or you can choose to put the image in the container file 'as a reference only', in which case you must always move the image with the database and, if moved or shared, all users must see the location of the image as the same pathname.

          If you link the image and subsequently update the original it will update the image displayed to all in the database record that refers to it.  Note that its name must be identical to the original.

          If you embed images the file size will explode, in my experience.  Maybe that will be different in FM12.

          • 2. Re: using container boxes